Welbeck penalty at Man United, McTominay red card, Virgil van Dijk foul

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) causes controversy every week in the Premier League, but how are decisions made and are they correct? After each weekend, we take a look at the most high-profile incidents and examine the process both in terms of VAR protocol and the Laws of the Game. – VAR’s wildest moments: Alisson’s two … Read more

Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly each 6/10 in win over Everton

Chelsea got off to a positive start despite a sluggish performance in the Premier League opener as they secured a 1-0 victory against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday evening. A quiet first half saw the home side enjoy the best share of the chances, but it was Thomas Tuchel’s side who took the lead … Read more

Puig joins LA Galaxy from Barcelona, ​​but rival MLS execs are skeptical of the deal

The MLS secondary transfer window closed in very much the same way that it started: With a high-profile player arriving in Los Angeles amidst questions of how he would fit on his new club’s salary budget. A little more than a month after LAFC acquired Gareth Bale, the LA Galaxy on Thursday signed Spanish midfielder … Read more

NBC starts Premier League season with a new voice, and a focus on all 20 teams

NBC will kick off their 10th season of Premier League coverage this Friday after securing a six-year deal with the competition that’s reportedly worth $2.8 billion. The agreement kept two of America’s most respected soccer brands together through 2028. This season, though, the network’s decades-long relationship with the world’s most popular domestic league will have … Read more

Sarina Wiegman proved herself a great football manager in the way she won Euro 2022

Sarina Wiegman now belongs in the pantheon of great football managers. If that sounds like a knee-jerk reaction after England’s victory last night, it’s worth considering that no one has ever won two European Championships — or World Cups, for that matter — with different nations in either the women’s or men’s game. Wiegman was … Read more

Community Shield: Liverpool wins; Nunez, Haaland first impressions

It’s the Community Shield. It’s essentially a preseason friendly. A losing side can happily write off the defeat. The winning side can find itself under pressure within a couple of weeks of the league season. It doesn’t matter. And yet no game between Manchester City and Liverpool is entirely without meaning. The battle between Pep … Read more

Verdict reached in soccer WAGs trial between Coleen Rooney, Rebekah Vardy

Coleen Rooney, the wife of British soccer star Wayne Rooney, has won the high-profile libel case slapped against her by fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy — bringing an end to the dramatic trial dubbed “Wagatha Christie” by British media. After three years of expensive legal back-and-forth, Judge Justice Karen Steyn handed down her ruling Friday morning. … Read more

Man City vs Liverpool is English football’s defining game and both want the edge

Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk; two world-class goalkeepers in Ederson and Alisson; and arguably the two leading coaches in the game in Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp. With so much A-list talent and winning pedigree between Manchester City and Liverpool, Saturday’s Community Shield clash (stream live on ESPN+ in … Read more

NYCFC’s Taty Castellanos loan is proof of the power of multi-club ownership

Valentin “Taty” Castellanos is finally moving abroad — just not in the way many around MLS would have predicted. NYCFC announced on Monday morning that it has sent Castellanos on a year-long loan to Spanish club Girona FC. On the surface, the move seems a little bit underwhelming. Castellanos won the golden boot and led … Read more

Predicting the USWNT’s 2023 World Cup squad, one year out

The USWNT flew home from Monterrey with the newest trophy to add to the cabinet, but only after forward Alex Morgan discovered the CONCACAF W Championship cup fit roughly 20 margaritas. The team did the double on the qualification front, picking up their spots for both the 2023 World Cup and the 2024 Olympics in … Read more